Stakeholder consultation


The method

The challenge is identified and stakeholders are mapped according to their relevance. Selected stakeholders are invited to join consultation activities and provided information on the topic, service or product to be discussed.

The group will brainstorm ideas and recommendations, prioritise those that seem more relevant to them, and provide contextualised information on various aspects.

The challenge is identified and stakeholders are mapped according to their relevance. Selected stakeholders are invited to join consultation activities and provided information on the topic, service or product to be discussed.

The group will brainstorm ideas and recommendations, prioritise those that seem more relevant to them, and provide contextualised information on various aspects.


The process

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Expected results

Identification of ideas, suggestions, priorities and concerns of your selected stakeholders.

Client benefits
  • Identify needs, expectations, perceptions and attitudes of different stakeholders to make informed decisions.
  • Build trust and improve relationships with your clients, providers and communities.
  • Reduce and manage conflict, increasing the chances of successful implementation.
Time investment

Estimated total number of hours: 30

Case study 1: Climate-neutral & intelligent cities for Brussels citizens

This 2h30-long, online interactive workshop helped gather citizen input on a smart and climate neutral future for Brussels. It built on former workshops and helped to imagine and explore future scenarios and changes needed to reach the desired goals. It was organised in a format consisting of a mix of icebreakers, breakout rooms and plenary discussions.

 

Depending on the availability of the organiser and the recruitment of participants, this module could be organised and run in four weeks (aprox. 70 hours, with 4 facilitators)

Case study 2: Citizens' VOICES to identify research priorities

This 6-month face-to-face process gathered 1,000 citizens, covering all EU Member States, to express their views on urban waste management. This consultation was run by setting up 99 focus groups, with ten participants each, in locations such as museums. The focus groups each lasted around three hours and were structured as follows:

  • Introduction (20 minutes)
  • Exercises (60 minutes)
  • Break (15 minutes)
  • Exercises (60 minutes)
  • Closing (10 minutes)
  • Evaluation & Feedback (10 minutes)

 

Citizens were selected and involved through the support of recruiting agencies. The aim of this activity was to identify societally relevant research priorities to be addressed through research calls during the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.

 

Estimated number of hours: 800, included 1 facilitator per site.

More stakeholder engagement processes

Marzia Mazzonetto - Stickydot

Marzia Mazzonetto

Co-founder & CEO

“I really enjoy how diverse my work is. Open innovation is multi-stakeholder but also multicultural, international and multilingual, providing a whole set of challenges to rise to.”

With a background in social science and science journalism, Marzia’s main areas of expertise is developing methodologies that support multi-stakeholder engagement. She is passionate about sustainable and inclusive co-creation processes leading to social innovation and participatory policies.

Michael Creek - Stickydot

Michael Creek

Co-founder & Lead Facilitator

“When it comes to facilitation, what I love is finding ways to get people talking, making everyone’s voice heard and ensuring people commit to what happens next.”

Michael focuses on facilitation and stakeholder engagement within Stickydot activities. He develops, runs and trains people in participatory formats for dialogue. One particular focus of his work is within health policy, bringing together patients, practitioners, civil society, research and industry to reach consensus on policy issues.

Maria Zolotonosa - Stickydot

Maria Zolotonosa

Co-founder & Head of Projects

“What makes my job truly wonderful and stimulating is the community of people around me. Public engagement professionals are not only open and forward-thinking but also extremely dedicated to the cause.“

Maria oversees all activities and training programmes at Stickydot. Her main areas of expertise are co-creation and public engagement processes in the context of large European projects. She is passionate about informal science learning and STEAM projects.

Florence Gignac

PROJECT ASSISTANT

“It is inspiring to contribute to a scientific research environment that remains anchored in the realities and interests of a variety of individuals. Collaborating with the public takes your scientific knowledge off the beaten track and challenges you to take a creative approach to your scientific practice. Go ahead: once you try participatory research, you won’t look back!”

At Stickydot, Florence provides support on citizen science and public engagement projects. Florence has been applying participatory approaches in the fields of environment and public health for over five years. She cares deeply about making every step of a scientific research project inclusive, creative and sustainable.